Nov. 5, 1941 –Oct. 15, 2011
Dexter Milton Woodis, Senior, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 5, 1941, in New Bedford, Mass. to Milton G. Woodis and Rita E. Allen.
Dexter married Carol Jean Maranville on July 31, 1965, in Lakeville, Mass. Together, they had two children, Dexter and Jill.
As a young man Dexter learned to work on the family’s chicken farm. He later went on to start and own numerous businesses before his last working years as a remodeling contractor and the building inspector in Cowley and Byron. Work was always very important to Dexter.
Dexter moved to Wyoming in 1994 to be closer to family. He came to enjoy the Pryor Mountains and exploring every dirt road he came across.
He was a member of the Cowley First Ward and held numerous callings.
Dexter was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Rita. He is survived by his two sisters, Barbara (David) French of Westborough, Mass., and Rita (James) Santos of Freetown, Mass.; his children, Dexter (Lisa) Woodis of Cowley and Jill (John) Scanlan of Pendleton, Ore.; and grandchildren Jory, Amanda (Cameron), Hilary, Shane, Sam, Henry and Maggie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Cowley LDS Chapel with Bishop Willie Bridges officiating. Haskell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.